That is from 2012.
Strange that my alert picked it up and sent me a link to email.
Anyone else get that same one?
Just showed up in my gmail alerts.
. eMagin Receives Night-Vision Goggle Subcontract
BELLEVUE, Wash., June 27, 2012 — Organic LED microdisplay technology provider eMagin Corp. has received a subcontract from ITT Exelis Corp. for initial production volumes of display beam combiner assemblies for the spiral enhanced night-vision goggles for the US Army, including the company’s OLED-XL full-color microdisplays.
The total contract is valued at approximately $49.5 million, with eMagin’s subcontract valued at a potential $3.6 million. Deliveries are planned from mid-2012 through mid-2013.
The goggles combine the strengths of thermal infrared imagery and image intensification, providing soldiers the ability to detect and identify potential threats, regardless of weather or environmental conditions. The production-ready goggles are designed to accommodate enhancements for future network integration, laying the foundation for a digital future.
A University of Alabama at Birmingham surgical team has performed the first surgery using a virtual augmented reality technology called VIPAAR in conjunction with Google Glass, a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display. The combination of the two technologies could be an important step toward the development of useful, practical telemedicine.
VIPAAR, which stands for Virtual Interactive Presence in Augmented Reality, is a UAB-developed technology that provides real time, two-way, interactive video conferencing.
UAB orthopedic surgeon Brent Ponce, M.D., performed a shoulder replacement surgery on Sept. 12, 2013 at UAB Highlands Hospital in Birmingham. Watching and interacting with Ponce via VIPAAR was Phani Dantuluri, M.D., from his office in Atlanta.
Ponce wore Google Glass during the operation. The built-in camera transmitted the image of the surgical field to Dantuluri. VIPAAR allowed Dantuluri, who saw on his computer monitor exactly what Ponce saw in the operating room, to introduce his hands into the virtual surgical field. Ponce saw Danturuli's hands as a ghostly image in his heads-up display.
"It's not unlike the line marking a first down that a television broadcast adds to the screen while televising a football game," said Ponce. "You see the line, although it's not really on the field. Using VIPAAR, a remote surgeon is able to put his or her hands into the surgical field and provide collaboration and assistance."
The two surgeons were able to discuss the case in a truly interactive fashion since Dantuluri could watch Ponce perform the surgery yet could introduce his hands into Ponce's view as if they were standing next to each other.
"It's real time, real life, right there, as opposed to a Skype or video conference call which allows for dialogue back and forth, but is not really interactive," said Ponce.
UAB physicians say this kind of technology could greatly enhance patient care by allowing a veteran surgeon to remotely provide valuable expertise to less experienced surgeons. VIPAAR owes its origins to UAB neurosurgeon Barton Guthrie, M.D., who some ten years ago grew dissatisfied with the current state of telemedicine.
"So called 'telemedicine' was little more than a telephone call between two physicians," Guthrie recalled. "A surgeon in a small, regional hospital might call looking for guidance on a difficult procedure -- one that perhaps I'd done a hundred times but he'd only done once or twice. How advantageous to the patient would it be if we could get our hands and instruments virtually into the field of a surgeon who has skills and training and lacks only experience?"
"The paradigm of the telephone consultation is, 'Do the best you can and send the patient to me when stable', while the paradigm with VIPAAR is 'Get me to the patient.' Let's get my expertise and experience to the physician on the front line, and I think we can implement that concept with these technologies," Guthrie said.
Ponce says VIPAAR allows the remote physician to point out anatomy, provide guidance or even demonstrate the proper positioning of instruments. He says it could be an invaluable tool for teaching residents, or helping surgeons first learning a new procedure.
"This system is able to provide that help from an expert who is not on site, guiding and teaching new skills while enhancing patient safety and outcomes," he said. "It provides a safety net to improve patient care by having that assistance from an expert who is not in the room."
In 2003, Guthrie approached the Enabling Technology Laboratory in UAB's Mechanical Engineering Department, which was already at work on virtual, interactive technologies, with the idea of using two-way video to enhance surgery. The resulting technology became VIPAAR, now a start-up company at Innovation Depot, a technology business incubator partnered with UAB.
"VIPAAR brings experts or collaborators to the site of need, in any field where a visual collaboration would be beneficial," said Drew Deaton, CEO of VIPAAR. "VIPAAR uses video on mobile devices to allow experts or collaborators to connect in real time and not only see what might need to be fixed, corrected or solved, but also be able to reach in, using tools or just their hands, and demonstrate. It's like being there, side by side with someone when you might be a thousand miles, or 10 thousand miles away."
Deaton says potential applications for VIPAAR go beyond medicine and surgery. He says field service is a burgeoning area, from a service call to fix a home heating system, to keeping an industrial manufacturing process on line and running.
"When there is a breakdown, the time to respond and resolve an issue is critical in the field service world," Deaton said. "VIPAAR is helping field service engineers solve problems as fast as possible and get their customers up to speed as fast as possible."
Ponce and Dantuluri were pleased with the results of their interactive collaboration. Adjustments will be needed to fine tune the marriage between VIPAAR and Google Glass, but the promise of useful, practical telemedicine is drawing ever closer. Deaton calls it one more step on the technology evolutionary ladder.
"Today, you can't imagine having a phone without the capability to take picture, or a video," he said. "I can't imagine, five years from now, not being able to use a smart phone to connect to an expert to solve my problem. And have that person reach in and show me how to solve that problem, because the technology is advancing rapidly and we're bringing this technology to market today."
Scam, you might be in for a wrong call this time as I, as well as many other,.. have such low expectations and hence,..more in your camp.
"Himax's stock has more than doubled in value already this year and I believe will continue to climb at least to $13-$15 before year's end."
Himax Technologies (HIMX) is a Taiwanese LCD technology manufacturer that manufactures and distributes liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) micro-displays, a component of wearable technology. Founded in 2001, the company sells its products through direct sales teams in Taiwan, China, South Korea, and Japan, as well as in Europe and the United States. Google (GOOG) recently bought a 6.3% stake of Himax Technologies' display subsidiary to ramp production on chips and micro-displays once Google Glass launches in January. Himax Technologies' display drivers are also used across a variety of devices such as smartphones, notebooks, TVs, tablets, monitors and cameras, with large panel display drivers making up about 30% of the business. The company's second quarter report reveals that total sales for the quarter increased 17.8% sequentially and 9.2% year-over-year to $207.0 million. Revenues from large panel display drivers were $64.3 million, down 19.3% from a year ago but up 7.0% from the first quarter of 2013, accounting for 31.1% of total revenues. Sales of small and medium-sized drivers came in at $110.9 million, up 32.3% from the same period last year and up 21.5% sequentially. Sales of small and medium sized drivers accounted for 53.6% of total revenues. Trading currently around $10.69, (52-week high is $11.49, and its 52-week low is $1.77), Himax's stock has more than doubled in value already this year and I believe will continue to climb at least to $13-$15 before year's end.
As per my earler posts.
Did anyone notice himx gapped up yesterday in first few min's ..only to slide when the market did?
What does that tell ya?
Lastly, all the analysts that cover himx will be updated their ratings, price targets etc...
Do you think the institutions covering Himx are going to base their targets on softer Q4 sales (we're 1/2 way though 4th Q) or will they base their reports on Himx growth drivers (smaller high end screens, micro displays etc..) ramp up the company has states it's perfectly positioned for?
They will base it on it's huge % growth prospects in the coming months as they increase capacity 3-4X to meet demands of the likes of Google, Msft and many others.
See!! that's what I mean. Market psychology needs to be taken into act.
I would be a seller (sell the news) at the point when Himx could be in the high teens, low 20's...
Smart money is buying here for that "sell the news" payday in a few months.
Watch the trading action on Fri. I thought the few min spike up to days high on high Vol was the sign.
She didn't recover though...and the fact the the market was up big and reversed course dramatically to downside had a major effect on the himx SP action today.
I say over $10 on Friday and up and away again next week.
Just my 2c
More or less (have posted a few times) My core holding is in Eman, oled micro-display maker.
Been trading himx last couple months nicely. Today was a blood bath though.
I mostly look for trends in specific momentum stocks like Himx. Specifically SP reactions after earnings releases. Something optimistically unusual about himx and this trend over last yr (just look at last Q report, big down, after couple day's it regains all it's earnings day losses (weak hands) and pushes much higher and does not let up.
I've been in this biz for quite sometime now, and this is a strong signal that the powers that be want this stock higher,..and IMO..higher she will go. As early as Fri/Mon perhaps (up 10c as I type in AH) T
Buyers are piling into this stock for it's expected revenue and income ramp starting in Q1 14 (that's 45 days away) If you've been around long enough you would know that the market prices in SP now based on how well the company will be performing in 3-6 month time horizon.
With that said, don't be surprised If you see himx trading $12-13 bucks by next week. Just like she did last go around.
Oh and they always have the partial govt shutdown for some of the blame.
I often think about the run up to $9 on the 35-40m Guidance given 2 yrs ago. That's when all the top brass sold their shares. Then they lowered guidance and all the production issues came to the surface.
This could be seen as fraud.
Can you say "Class Action Suit"
I mean really!!
expectations are so low.
They do have a recent track record of misses, manufacturing issues, lowering guidance etc..
So this has been the trend the last 2 yrs and until that trend changes I would expect the same.
Only way to make $$ on eman options is to buy covered calls...take in the premium from the flat to down stock that is a constant.
I expect announcement this week.
I think the longer they wait the more visibility into rest of yr performance.
This might be why sometimes we get a 2 weeks heads up vs a 2 day're.